Weddings at Oxwich Bay Hotel Gower
Photographing weddings at Oxwich Bay Hotel, Gower is so idyllic in this beautiful coastal setting. Alicia & Mike hadn’t banked on was the perfect beach weather to go with it!! The sky was blue & the sun shone, every Bride’s perfect Wedding day!!
Both families had rented property in the area as neither families are local – though Alicia is from our home turf of Llantwit Major!!! The local associations didn’t stop there, amazing hair stylist Katie Louise styled Alicia & her Sister Hannah’s hair and Charlotte Joy applied stunning make up to them are both from the Vale of Glamorgan too! As Alicia & Mike live on the Isle of Wight it made sense for them to be able to liaise with their suppliers locally when they came home for Wedding preparations, so we were familiar with a lot of their Suppliers too, such as A J Gutteridge Florist who supplied beautiful bouquets & button holes that complimented the pastel pinks & cream colour theme.
Alicia’s stunning Enzoani, Harlem Wedding gown was from Laura May Bridal in Cardiff and Mike and his Groomsman and their Father’s tailored blue suits were from Moss Bros. We started with Alicia’s family at the pretty Holly Tree Lodge in Penmaen about 10 mins from Oxwich Bay, capturing the final preparations and taking some photographs of her & Hannah & the gorgeous baby Maxwell (Alicia’s nephew, Hannah’s baby son) We just love the moment when the bride walks down the stairs and her Father sees her in her dress for the first time, it is often very emotional and it was no different for Alicia and her Dad, we feel very privileged to witness this moment!
It was then time to head off to the Oxwich Bay Hotel to meet up with Mike, his groomsmen and family as they were greeting guests and generally enjoying the sunshine, however, it was soon time to get everyone in to the Oak Room to await Alicia’s arrival, in her Mercedes provide by I Doo Wedding Cars, though Mike remained very calm Alicia was very excited to see him! After the ceremony where the couple exchanged their wedding vows and rings from Pravins, back out in to the gardens immediately outside the hotel was where everyone gathered to greet the Bride & Groom and it also served as a good spot to take the family portraits and to take a photograph of everyone all together before we moved on to the Marquee that had been beautifully decorated by Bespoke Wedding Creations, though Alicia and her Mum had added the personal touch with the wedding favours.
Once we had taken a photograph of the fabulous cake made by Wish upon a Cupcake we continued with photographs of friends and family on the lawn in front of the Marquee whilst listening to the amazing music being performed by The Live Lounge Duo, who played up until it was time to sit down for the Wedding Breakfast. Once the meal had been served and speeches had been delivered it was time to take Alicia & Mike for a wander across the beach to the dunes and make the most of the fantastic scenery, Oxwich bay provided the most perfect back drop for their Bridal portraits, we just love a beautiful landscape and even more so when there is a gorgeous couple on it! All that was left to do was the First Dance and for us to leave them dancing the night away! Can’t wait until next time we’re here to shoot weddings at Oxwich Bay Hotel, lets hope the weather cooperates then too!
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